Hockey Betting – Colorado at Vancouver

Hockey betting on Sunday includes a battle in the Northwest Division as the Vancouver Canucks host the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avs have started the season very strongly and have been a profitable team for those that bet on hockey while the Canucks have been up and down.

Hockey betting has seen the Avalanche win 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams. They defeated Vancouver 3-0 early in the season in Colorado. Last season the teams actually split their six hockey betting meetings. The Avalanche did win two of the three games in Vancouver. The last four meetings between the two teams have gone under the hockey betting total.

Colorado has simply been a moneymaker this season for those that bet on hockey. They have gotten great goaltending from Craig Anderson and timely goal scoring from a plethora of players. The Avs have actually been right near the top of the league in goals scored this season and they have been even better defensively thanks to Anderson. Colorado has been winning at home and on the road in hockey betting. This is a tough spot for them though as this is the fourth game of a four-game road trip. Colorado has not been a team to go against though for those that bet on hockey and even in this spot it may not be a good idea.

This is the first game of a four-game bet on hockey homestand for Vancouver. The Canucks have been very good at home this season while struggling on the road. That is nothing new for Vancouver as they oftentimes will be a good hockey betting value wager at home with Luongo playing well and holding teams down.

Vancouver has been around .500 this season in hockey betting. They almost always get good goaltending out of Roberto Luongo so that’s not a surprise. The Canucks have been in the Top 10 in fewest goals allowed this season as hockey betting stats indicate. The problem for Vancouver in hockey betting is finding consistent goal scoring. The Canucks have the two Sedin brothers but not much else. For Vancouver to win in hockey betting they must get excellent goaltending out of Luongo and find enough goal scoring from someone. That is why they are an up and down team since they don’t have a superstar scorer that can impact hockey betting odds.